Samuel Wills

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • University of Oxford



Sam is a Research Fellow at OxCarre, in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. In addition Sam is an ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow, and a Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford. He earned his PhD (DPhil) in Economics from the University of Oxford in 2013 where he was a David Walton, John Monash and Commonwealth scholar. He also has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford (2010) and BCom in Actuarial Studies and Finance (University Medal) from the University of New South Wales (2007).

Sam works on macroeconomic policy in resource exporters. His first major question is, how should governments manage a resource discovery? In particular, Sam is interested in whether a resource windfall should be spent, invested or saved in a sovereign wealth fund, and how this differs by country. His second major question is, how should central banks respond? In particular, Sam's work investigates the best type of monetary regime for different resource exporters. For more information please see Sam's research website.